Relativity and ACEDS announce new reciprocal recertification credit partnership

Collaboration will provide both ACEDS- and Relativity-certified professionals with continuous education opportunities in e-Discovery

 

CHICAGO, Nov. 27, 2018 – Relativity, the industry-leaders in e-Discovery software, and the Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS), the premier eDiscovery educator, today announced a new partnership aimed at providing continuous education opportunities for interested members of the e-Discovery industry. The agreement is highlighted by a new reciprocal education credit program that makes it easier for e-Discovery professionals to get reciprocal Relativity Continuing Education (RCE) and Certified E-Discovery Specialist Certification (CEDS) credits by attending applicable webinars hosted by either the Relativity or ACEDS learning community.

Obtaining RCEs and CEDS credits, along with further certifications from both Relativity and ACEDS-approved tests, are vital for the continued career success and advancement of any e-Discovery professional. The new program offers current CEDS professionals and Relativity Certified Professionals with several new ways to earn credits that go towards required certifications or continued education requirements.

For the CEDS community looking to earn their CEDS Certified e-Discovery Specialist renewal or new certifications, candidates will receive 1 CEDS credit per hour of Relativity education. This includes Relativity webinars a candidate has previously attended – up to two years previously – along with currently available Relativity webinars, training, and events – such as Relativity Fest.

Mary Mack, executive director of ACEDS, said: “Continuous learning organizations sharing appropriate courses like Relativity and ACEDS allows dual-certified individuals a greater breadth of offerings, and the opportunity for one course completion to count for both certifications. ACEDS loves the Relativity community and welcomes them to our learning platform.”

For the Relativity community, certified professionals can attend a selection of ACEDS webinars containing relevant e-Discovery content such as the popular AI & Machine Learning webinar to gain continuing education credits. Eligible webinars will be easily recognizable on the ACEDS web page thanks to the Relativity logo found on the registration page.

“We’re thrilled to announce this new partnership with ACEDS and to interact more with their community,” said Danielle Urban, Manager of Certification at Relativity. “We look forward to seeing how e-Discovery professionals utilize the added flexibility and opportunity that this partnership provides.”

The process to earn these credits differs across both organizations. For CEDS credit, attendees must submit their eCertificates of relevant attendance to ACEDS. For RCE credits, attendees need to fill out this form on the Relativity website.

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About Relativity
At Relativity, we make software to help users organize data, discover the truth, and act on it. Our e-Discovery platform is used by thousands of organizations around the world to manage large volumes of data and quickly identify key issues during litigation, internal investigations, and compliance projects. Relativity has over 180,000 users in 40+ countries from organizations including the U.S. Department of Justice, more than 70 Fortune 100 companies, and 198 of the Am Law 200. RelativityOne offers all the functionality of Relativity in a secure and comprehensive SaaS product. Relativity has been named one of Chicago’s Top Workplaces by the Chicago Tribune for seven consecutive years. Please contact Relativity at sales@relativity.com or visit http://www.relativity.com for more information.

About ACEDS

The Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists, part of leading legal education provider BARBRI, is a membership association committed to promoting and verifying eDiscovery skills and competence through training, education, and certification to organizations and individuals. The association’s goal is to help professionals and organizations reduce the costs and risks associated with eDiscovery and realize the advantages of performing it effectively. ACEDS awards the certified eDiscovery Specialist (CEDS) credential, which is held by practitioners at AmLaw 200 firms, government agencies, including the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and U.S. Justice Department, and some of the largest corporations in the world. ACEDS commitment to ongoing education is found through their global footprint of chapters where members can connect with their local community for seminars, networking events and more.

ACEDS launches innovative training resource to build eDiscovery expertise and professional knowledge

New eDiscovery Executive Certificate Program will be available Cyber Monday. Special Cyber Monday savings offered on All ACEDS products and resources

 

Nov. 19, 2018DALLAS The Association of Certified eDiscovery Specialists (ACEDS), a BARBRI Professional Association, is marking Cyber Monday with the launch of an innovative offering to build expertise, broaden knowledge and validate the baseline understanding of eDiscovery professionals.

ACEDS’ new eDiscovery Executive Certificate (eDEx) training program offers legal professionals — attorneys, IT professionals, paralegals, litigation support, security, privacy and information governance practitioners — access to the self-paced, online E-Discovery Essentials course augmented by educational lectures on emerging issues. No degree is required to take the course.

  • E-Discovery Essentials: This introductory course, relevant for people entering the eDiscovery field as well as those wanting to broaden their knowledge, provides 12-plus hours of interactive online training and continuing legal education credits (CLE) in many states.
  • Lecture Series: This series encompasses a breadth of eDiscovery topics such as the importance of doing trial technology correctly, the future of eDiscovery in the context of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, ethics and social media in court and creating forensic protocols.
  • Certificate and Digital Badge: Those who successfully complete the course and online knowledge-based exam will receive an eDEx certificate and digital badge to share.

“As the eDiscovery landscape continues to shift, we are continually reassessing our training and resources to ensure we are meeting the educational needs of the ACEDS and larger eDiscovery communities,” said ACEDS Executive Director, Mary Mack. “The eDEx Certificate Program offers an economical, efficient way for members of our community to begin to validate their knowledge and experience.”

Cyber Monday savings begin at midnight, Nov. 26, 2018, with 30 percent off all of the ACEDS certification and training programs as well as membership. Use the code CYBER30 at checkout.

 

About ACEDS

The Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists, part of leading legal education provider BARBRI, is a membership association committed to promoting and verifying eDiscovery skills and competence through training, education, and certification for organizations and individuals. The association’s goal is to help professionals and organizations reduce the costs and risks associated with eDiscovery and realize the advantages of performing it effectively. ACEDS awards the Certified eDiscovery Specialist (CEDS) credential, which is held by practitioners at AmLaw 200 firms, government agencies, including the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and U.S. Justice Department, NGO’s and some of the largest corporations in the world. ACEDS’ commitment to ongoing education can be experienced through its global footprint of chapters where members can connect with their local community for seminars, networking events and more.

Estrella Mountain Community College and cyber education leader Cybint join forces in cybersecurity roundtable for education, government, private industry

NEW YORK – Nov. 19, 2018 – Global cyber education leader Cybint Solutions, a BARBRI company, recently joined forces with Arizona’s Estrella Mountain Community College to host Cyber Intelligence, Human Behavior, and Personal Incident Response, an innovative and informative cybersecurity roundtable centered on the “human element” of cybersecurity.

The event, which featured presentations by global cyber expert and Cybint CEO, Roy Zur, and Cybint head of business development and former FBI profiler, Bryan Dickens, attracted numerous cyber professionals and leaders from institutions and organizations representing government, education and businesses.

The roundtable served as one more step to further Cybint’s mission of fostering cybersecurity knowledge and expertise across industries. It also served to reinforce the company’s core philosophy around the importance of hands-on skills training for cybersecurity professionals and the value of multiple levels of education aimed at building expertise in professionals. A key theme throughout the day revolved around the notion of the human factor of cybersecurity and the importance of individuals and their training and decision-making in the face of cyber threats.

“Solid training and education are pivotal for cybersecurity individuals as they work to protect their organizations,” said Glen Olson, Estrella Mountain Community College faculty member. “Focusing on the human element of cybersecurity during our roundtable is a way to ensure we help our students and our faculty stay abreast of the latest real-life challenges and opportunities in cybersecurity.”

“Cybersecurity intersects the worlds of government, academia and industry,” said Zur. “Consequently, it is absolutely vital that we keep cyber training and education current and consistent and shared across those industry lines. We were excited to participate and encouraged by the collaboration and passion for best-in-class cyber training we saw in the session. Collectively we understand that cybercrime is increasingly sophisticated and we need to work together to train the cybercrime prevention professionals of today and tomorrow.”

 

About Cybint

Cybint is an international cyber education company, providing training, certifications and learning solutions across the cybersecurity and intelligence spectrum. At Cybint we believe that protecting our assets, companies, and national security starts with cyber education. That’s why we are dedicated to building the most knowledgeable cyber teams for governments, educating the best cyber experts at universities and colleges, and training employees around the world to be aware of cyber threats.

Cybint is a collaboration between military-trained cybersecurity and intelligence experts and the education experts at BARBRI. Together, we’ve created programs that address cybersecurity and intelligence at the individual level – creating a deep and powerful network of cyber expertise that goes far beyond the typical technical expertise.

 

About Estrella Mountain Community College

Estrella Mountain Community College (EMCC) is one of the ten colleges in the Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD), one of the largest community college districts in the nation. EMCC offers academic courses leading to associate degrees, university transfer, certificates and short-term job training to more than 15,000 students annually. The flagship campus is located on Thomas and Dysart roads in Avondale. Classes are also offered online and at two Buckeye locations: EMCC’s Buckeye Educational Center, located in downtown Buckeye, Arizona, and at the EMCC @ West-MEC Southwest Campus at 500 N. Verrado Way.

Cybint Solutions addresses cybersecurity skills gap with NICE Conference speaking session and sponsorship

MIAMI, Nov. 14, 2018 – Global cyber education leader Cybint Solutions, a BARBRI company, reinforced its commitment to helping solve the cyber workforce shortage with a strong presence at the recent National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) 2018 Conference and Expo.

The cybersecurity industry is facing a major workforce shortage with experts predicting roughly 3.5 million unfilled cyber jobs by 2020. Additionally, many higher education institutions are struggling to build their programs and address the right skills. Speaking at a packed session, Cybint CEO Roy Zur delivered a relevant and timely presentation, Solving the Skill-Gap in Cybersecurity Through Hands-On Accelerated-Learning, to NICE attendees. The presentation provided audience members with practical advice and information for how they can positively impact the cyber workforce shortage with best-in-class, hands-on learning.

“Our biggest challenge is not in cyber technology,” said Zur. “The weakest link is still the human factor in all aspects. It goes beyond awareness to full literacy. All professionals need to be literate on cyber and the technical employees need to know how to work with it hands on.”

Major themes of the conference included the importance of preparing students quickly for on-the-job skills and the need to better match students and jobs within the industry. There was also considerable discussion around the impact of the cyber talent shortage not only within the cybersecurity industry, but also higher education, as institutions struggle to find experts to teach and instruct students in cyber programs.

“This skills gap is a challenge that goes beyond computer science,” Zur said. “Cybersecurity needs to be integrated within all professions, higher education, business management, government and others.”

 

About Cybint Solutions

Cybint Solutions is an international cyber education company, providing training, certifications and learning solutions across the cybersecurity and intelligence spectrum. At Cybint we believe that protecting our assets, companies and national security starts with cyber education. That’s why we are dedicated to building the most knowledgeable cyber teams for governments, educating the best cyber experts at universities and colleges, and training employees around the world to be aware of cyber threats.

Cybint is a collaboration between military-trained cybersecurity and intelligence experts and the education experts at BARBRI. Together, we’ve created programs that address cybersecurity and intelligence at the individual level – creating a deep and powerful network of cyber expertise that goes far beyond the typical technical expertise. Learn more at www.cybintsolutions.com.

Cleveland State University’s Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and BARBRI partnership produces Ohio’s highest level of first-time bar pass rates

Nov. 9, 2018 – DALLAS – In a nationwide climate of still-stagnant bar exam scores, bar review leader, BARBRI, and Cleveland State University’s Cleveland-Marshall College of Law have partnered to bolster student success and produce exceptional bar exam first-time pass rates.

Cleveland-Marshall College of Law achieved an outstanding 93 percent pass rate for its first-time takers of the July Ohio Bar Exam, well above the state average of 79 percent and five percentage points higher than any other Ohio law school.  This marks the second straight bar exam in which Cleveland-Marshall leads the state.

Much of the student success can be attributed to a unique relationship established between BARBRI and Cleveland-Marshall in 2012. Through the partnership, all law students – 1L and beyond – have access to BARBRI’s award-winning bar review content through books, lectures, and online tools. The school’s faculty and administration leverage BARBRI to track student progress throughout bar preparation and focus remediation and mentoring efforts as needed.

The partnership has produced multiple dividends in terms of more student success, a more well-rounded and in-depth learning experience, and now higher bar exam pass rates compared to peers and the Ohio state average.

“We’re exceptionally pleased with the results of our graduates over the last two bar exams,” said C|M|LAW Dean Lee Fisher. “Our commitment is to give our law students every opportunity for success. Helping them prepare for the bar exam is a critical part of that effort. Passing the bar exam their first time allows our graduates to move quickly to successful law careers. BARBRI, and our supportive and engaged faculty, have enabled them to do that.”

“In today’s climate, innovation from providers like BARBRI and law schools is critical to fostering student success,” added BARBRI President Mike Sims. “We’ve worked closely with Cleveland-Marshall faculty and administration to ensure we were meeting the needs of students to position them for first-time bar exam success. The scores are validation that our approach is working and we congratulate Cleveland-Marshall and these students for their success.”

 

About The BARBRI Group

The BARBRI Group companies meet the legal education, cyber skills education and specialized training needs of law students, attorneys, IT students and other professionals throughout their careers. The companies offer a comprehensive portfolio of learning solutions for higher education institutions and law- and finance-related businesses. At the core of The BARBRI Group Companies is BARBRI Bar Review, which has helped more than 1.3 million lawyers around the world pass a U.S. bar exam. The company also provides online J.D., post-J.D. and international programs for U.S. law schools, hands-on cyber skills training for IT and criminal justice programs, and specialized ongoing training and certifications in areas such as financial crime prevention, eDiscovery, and cyber literacy. The BARBRI Group, founded in 1967, is a Leeds Equity Partners portfolio company headquartered in Dallas with offices throughout the United States and around the world.

 

About Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law at Cleveland State University is a student-centered law school dedicated to creating opportunities for its students to become leaders in law, business, nonprofit agencies and government. With over 120 years of experience, C|M|LAW remains at the forefront of legal education innovation, having launched one of the country’s first law school-based solo practice incubators and establishing the region’s only Master of Legal Studies program. The school rose 14 points in the most recent U.S. News and World Report Law School Rankings, marking the fourth highest increase in the nation and had the highest bar exam pass rate of any law school in Ohio two consecutive times in 2018. Learn more at csulaw.org or by following @cmlawschool.

ACEDS unveils new digital badge, providing eDiscovery professionals a new way to validate skills, knowledge and professional certification

Oct. 29, 2018Miami The Association of Certified eDiscovery Specialists (ACEDS), a BARBRI Professional Association, now offers a new benefit to its members holding the coveted Certified E-Discovery Specialist (CEDS) credential. The association’s new digital certification validation badge provides a way for professionals to easily differentiate themselves, validate their skills and enhance their professional brand.

ACEDS has partnered with Credly’s Acclaim platform to provide CEDS designees with a digital version of their credentials. The badges can be used in email signatures or digital resumes and on social media sites such as LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. The digital badge contains verified metadata that describes the holder’s qualifications and the work that was required to earn them. Potential clients, employers or customers can verify the CEDS certification simply by clicking on the badge.

Showcasing skills via the digital badge gives the CEDS certification holder a way to share abilities online in a manner that is simple, trusted and can be easily verified in real time. The well-known Acclaim platform offers an unmatched level of security for the digital badge holder, with each badge uniquely linked to verified data hosted on the platform. This makes them more reliable and secure than a paper-based certificate. It also eliminates the possibility of anyone claiming the credential and associated identity.

As an added benefit to CEDS certification holders, the Acclaim platform also offers labor market insights pulled from live job requisitions. Based on an individual’s skills, he or she can learn which employers are hiring, the specific job titles for which one might be qualified, salary ranges and more. Professionals can search and apply for job opportunities right through the Acclaim platform.

“Our goal is to continuously build our community and offer our CEDS professionals the resources they need to advance their careers,” said ACEDS Executive Director Mary Mack. “The CEDS certification is trusted and respected around the world and we’re very pleased to offer professionals an easy way to showcase their breadth of knowledge and skills. The added benefit through the labor markets insights is the opportunity to access potential jobs that are aligned with their professional skills. We believe this is a powerful new benefit for CEDS holders.”

 

About ACEDS

The ACEDS Professional Association, part of leading legal education provider BARBRI, is a membership association committed to promoting and verifying eDiscovery skills and competence through training, education, and certification to organizations and individuals. The association’s goal is to help professionals and organizations reduce the costs and risks associated with eDiscovery and realize the advantages of performing it effectively. ACEDS awards the certified eDiscovery Specialist (CEDS) credential, which is held by practitioners at AmLaw 200 firms, government agencies, including the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and U.S. Justice Department, and some of the largest corporations in the world.

BPCC and cyber education leader Cybint recognize National Cyber Awareness Month; host educators at elite cyber range competition and workshop

NEW YORK – Oct. 16, 2018 – Bossier Parish Community College (BPCC) and global cyber education leader Cybint Solutions, a BARBRI company, have again moved forward to bolster the collective level of cyber expertise within the higher-education market, hosting the Cyber Range Competition and Workshop for educators.

The October 12 event was delivered in recognition of National Cyber Awareness Month. Through the competition, deans and professors from leading colleges and universities tested their cyber skills in a fast-paced and challenging competition set within one of the world’s most advanced Cyber Range environments. This important group of educators was also privy to a keynote address delivered by Roy Zur, Cybint CEO and global cyber expert. Zur shared an in-depth briefing on current cyber threats, the Dark Web, cyber intelligence, and other timely cyber topics and trends across the cyber landscape.

Participating institutions included Northwestern State University of Louisiana, Louisiana Tech, Louisiana State University (LSU) Shreveport, University of Louisiana Monroe, Louisiana Delta, and event host, Bossier Parish Community College. Representatives from the schools participated in one of two competitions where they faced cyber threats and situations based on real-life scenarios and were challenged to mitigate and resolve them as quickly as possible.

“We were exceptionally pleased and gratified with the success of our first cyber range event to which we invited area businesses,” said Dr. Rick Bateman, BPCC Chancellor. “It’s a natural extension of that event to now include our education partners in this initiative. The more we partner in cyber education, the more we can collectively benefit our communities, states and nation by raising the level of cyber expertise.”

“Stronger cyber education starts with educators,” said Zur. “It’s exciting for us to see the cyber range event gain traction as more professionals – particularly in education – recognize the need for relevant, hands-on cyber skills training. We look forward to watching the professionals who participated in the event go back and incorporate a higher level of cyber knowledge in their programs.”

The two winning teams, Louisiana Tech and LSU Shreveport, each received a complimentary Virtual Dark Web Workshop to be presented by Zur. The schools will also each receive five Cybint scholarships for its Cyber Security Analyst Simu-Lab Suite to be awarded at their respective schools.

“Cyber intelligence was a very important part of this event,” said LSU Shreveport participant Rodney Thompson. “It was very well integrated to show how it fits into cybersecurity as a whole.  Interesting events like this are important for the cyber community in our area.”

“We really enjoyed the experience,” added fellow LSU Shreveport participant, James Jackson. “The competition was enlightening and it will be great to introduce students to how real-life technical attacks occur.”

Funding for the Cyber Range Competition and Workshop was made possible through a Rapid Response grant through the state of Louisiana.

 

About Bossier Parish Community College

Bossier Parish Community College is a Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance (2-Year) by the National Security Agency (NSA) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and was designated this past year as the first Center of Workforce Excellence in Cyber Technology in Louisiana.

BPCC offers a number of IT degree options including Cyber Technology, Computer Information Systems, and Systems Administration. For more information about becoming a cyber student or partnering, please contact cyber@bpcc.edu or visit www.bpcc.edu.

 

About Cybint

Cybint is an international cyber education company, providing training, certifications and learning solutions across the cyber security and intelligence spectrum. At Cybint we believe that protecting our assets, companies, and national security starts with cyber education. That’s why we are dedicated to building the most knowledgeable cyber teams for governments, educating the best cyber experts at universities and colleges, and training employees around the world to be aware of cyber threats.

Cybint is a collaboration between military-trained cyber security and intelligence experts and the education experts at BARBRI. Together, we’ve created programs that address cyber security and intelligence at the individual level – creating a deep and powerful network of cyber expertise that goes far beyond the typical technical expertise.

Cybint establishes the Italian Cybersecurity Center with local partners to deliver cyber education solutions to organizations and professionals in Italy

NEW YORK, Sept. 28, 2018 – Global cyber education leader Cybint, a BARBRI company, is expanding its presence and offerings in Italy through its new Cyber Center in Rome. Created in partnership with local organization, Done & Done, the new Cyber Center will provide cybersecurity and cyber intelligence education and training solutions for businesses, higher-education institutions and government agencies throughout Italy.

The center will deliver cyber literacy solutions, Cyber Security Analyst (CSA) hands-on labs, simulations and specialized cyber training in advanced topics such as security, ethical hacking, SCADA, forensics, malware analysis and more.

“Italy is facing a severe shortage of cybersecurity and intelligence expertise,” said Cybint CEO, Roy Zur. “Through this collaboration with our local partners, we’re pleased to positively impact that situation and offer the solutions to build cyber knowledge and skills throughout the country.”

This first-of-its-kind center in Italy will serve as a hub of Cybersecurity knowledge, skills and tools for local industry, academia and government. From non-technological individuals to specialized cyber professionals, the Cyber Center will provide solutions for all levels.

“We’re exceptionally pleased to partner with Cybint as we collectively work to close the gap between cyber needs and skills, and provide relevant solutions to the Italian market,” said Done & Done CEO Delilah Dagmi.

“We are eager to collaborate with other entities throughout Italy from industry, government, and academia to help the country to close the gaps and fight against cybercrimes,” added Dr. Lorenzo Martinelli, Cybint’s director of cyber education in Italy.

Learn more at www.cybintsolutions.com.

 

ABOUT CYBINT

Cybint is an international cyber education company, providing training, certifications and learning solutions across the cyber security and intelligence spectrum. At Cybint we believe that protecting our assets, companies, and national security, starts with cyber education. That’s why we are dedicated to building the most knowledgeable cyber teams for governments, educating the best cyber experts at universities and colleges, and training employees around the world to be aware of cyber threats.

Cybint is a collaboration between military-trained cybersecurity and intelligence experts and the education experts at BARBRI. Together, we’ve created programs that address cybersecurity and intelligence at the individual level – creating a deep and powerful network of cyber expertise that goes far beyond the typical technical expertise.

Cybint Solutions launches New York Cyber Education Institute

NEW YORK, Sept. 17, 2018 – Global cyber education leader Cybint, a BARBRI company, has reaffirmed its commitment to foster and build cybersecurity and intelligence skills among higher-education institutions, corporations and government agencies with two important initiatives.

The company recently hosted an informal forum at its headquarters in Times Square for professionals in the cyber industries as well as in finance, higher education, legal and other sectors to participate in open, collaborative dialogue on the challenges and opportunities they face. This event also served as the platform for announcing Cybint’s New York Cyber Education Institute (NYCEI), an online resource center designed to equip companies, institutions, professionals and students with relevant cyber education tools, resources, training and information.

The cyber event was kicked off with a view of the Cyber Workforce of the Future, presented by Cybint CEO, Roy Zur, followed by a keynote address from leading cyber expert Nadav Zafrir.

Zafrir, Brigadier General (ret.) and former commander of Unit 8200, Israel’s main cyber & intelligence agency, is the Co-Founder and CEO of Team8, a leading cybersecurity think tank and venture creation company whose mission is to build disruptive cybersecurity companies that enable organizations to gain the advantage over cyber attackers. He spoke at length about looming and increasingly sophisticated cyber threats, the need for bolstering the global cybersecurity infrastructure and the lack of cyber professionals equipped with the right skills.

Cybint’s event concluded with an open panel discussion facilitated by Cybint Cyber Education Advisor, former FBI agent and Rutgers University Center for Innovation Education faculty member Bryan Dickens, with participation by Zur, Zafrir and Jessica Robinson, CEO of Purepoint and award-winning author.

The global lack of cyber skills covered in presentations and the panel discussions served as the impetus for the formation of the NYCEI. The Institute will offer professionals access to white papers, webinars, events and other resources that bolster their cyber knowledge.

“Our commitment to building cyber skills and resources is well-known,” said Zur. “Whether through hosting events such as this, or providing access to white papers and articles written by industry leaders, the NYCEI will offer the resources, training, and education our cyber counterparts need.”

Visit cybintsolutions.com to learn more.

 

ABOUT CYBINT

Cybint is an international cyber education company, providing training, certifications and learning solutions across the cybersecurity and intelligence spectrum. At Cybint we believe that protecting our assets, companies, and national security, starts with cyber education. That’s why we are dedicated to building the most knowledgeable cyber teams for governments, educating the best cyber experts at universities and colleges, and training employees around the world to be aware of cyber threats. Cybint is a collaboration between military-trained cybersecurity and intelligence experts and the education experts at BARBRI. Together, we’ve created programs that address cybersecurity and intelligence at the individual level – creating a deep and powerful network of cyber expertise that goes far beyond the typical technical expertise.

ACFCS joins forces with BSE Institute in India to deliver financial crime prevention certification, training and resources; affiliation signals an expanded ACFCS global presence

Aug. 17, 2018 – MIAMI — The Association of Certified Financial Crime Specialists (ACFCS), a BARBRI Professional Association, has entered into an arrangement with BSE Institute in India to deliver the Certified Financial Crime Specialist (CFCS) credential, membership and training programs to professionals, students and others associated with BSE Institute.

BSE-associated professionals can leverage ACFCS’s robust, industry-leading suite of financial crime prevention education and resources to assist in the protection of financial institutions and to enhance individual expertise and knowledge.

This affiliation was jointly established by ACFCS and its exclusive representative in India, Ajcon Consultants P Ltd. Ajcon is a Mumbai-based diversified financial services company providing corporate advisory and business consulting services, headed by Ashok Kumar Ajmera, a well-known chartered account and market expert.

“Financial crime is a global issue that requires global relationships,” said ACFCS president Joseph Yerant. “We’re very gratified to join forces with BSE Limited and further our relationship with our long-time partner Ajcon to continue providing the highest level of financial crime prevention training, certification and resources to professionals in India.”

“This is an important step in expanding the ACFCS presence in India,” added Ajmera. “Financial professionals in our region are increasingly interested in the latest and most effective ways to battle the global issue of financial crime. We are excited by our opportunity to play a critical role in furthering their access to education and resources that will help them.”

 

About ACFCS

The Association of Certified Financial Crime Specialists (ACFCS), a BARBRI Professional Association, is a worldwide organization for private and public-sector professionals who work in diverse financial crime disciplines, including anti-money laundering, FATCA-tax evasion, FCPA, anti-corruption, fraud, data analytics and cybersecurity, compliance, regulation, enforcement and more. ACFCS awards the Certified Financial Crime Specialist (CFCS) certification to qualified candidates who pass a proctored examination offered at authorized testing centers around the world. Professionals in the financial crime field from more than 80 countries and jurisdictions have obtained the CFCS certification. 

About BSE Institute Ltd

BSE Institute Ltd. (BIL) is a wholly owned subsidiary of BSE Limited. BIL conducts a wide range of programs ranging from one-day workshops to two-year full-time post-graduate programs in financial markets. BIL trains over 10,000 participants a year. BIL also conducts certification exams for financial market professionals to enable them to practice their profession in various areas such as cash markets, derivatives, and mutual funds.  Every year the organization certifies over 40,000 market professionals.

 

BIL also conducts specialized workshops for international financial market professionals including those from Asian and African countries to equip them with the knowledge of current market practices, services and regulatory trends. Every year more than 1,000 global professionals attends these workshops.

In addition, BIL conducts collaborative programs with its international partners including organizations such as the Thailand Securities Institute, Australian Trade Commission, Toronto Financial Services Center and the International Financial Center Montreal.